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Degree: Geography (BSc) (Bachelors) - Durham University

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Hi there!
My name's Sarah and I'm a second year Geography BSc student at Durham University. I have always had a real passion for the environment and natural world ever since I was little, so hope I can pass on a bit of that enthusiasm to you!

I'm a very approachable and friendly person, with a patient attitude to suit. At school, I completed my GCSE in Religious Education early, which meant I was able to support and tutor younger students with disabilities, during my spare time in my final year of GCSEs. I found this a really rewarding way to spend my time as I really enjoyed helping the students out, so I look forward to being able to do that again! 

The Tutoring Sessions:

I'd really like to make sure you get the most out of the sessions, so I'd love for them to be guided by you. We can cover the areas you need most help in, to make sure you have a good grounding in the subject and understand it well before attempting any exam style questions. Understanding the material and having a good base knowledge is key.

I will try to use a variety of teaching methods to explain concepts to you; I find diagrams are often very useful for explaining things in both Maths and Geography, so I will use a combination of them and word explanations to make sure you understand the topic we are covering. I may then also ask you to explain it back to me so I know you've understood it, or might give you an example question to answer.

Ultimately, I will try to make these sessions fun and interesting, as this often makes it easier to remember information!

University Personal Statements:

Having gone through the process myself, I understand how daunting writing a personal statement may seem! I am more than happy to offer advice and tips on writing a personal statement that will stand out from the crowd! 

Get in touch!

Please get in touch to organise a tutoring session! Don't forget to tell me what subject and topic you need help with, as well as your exam board. 

I look forward to hearing from you! :)

Subjects offered

SubjectLevelMy prices
Geography A Level £20 /hr
French GCSE £18 /hr
Geography GCSE £18 /hr
Maths GCSE £18 /hr
-Personal Statements- Mentoring £20 /hr

Qualifications

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GeographyA-LevelA*
FrenchA-LevelA*
MathematicsA-LevelA
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How do I write a personal statement? What should it include?

A personal statement is your way to convince a university that you are good enough and have enough interest in your chosen subject to be on their course.  A good personal statement should explain what skills you have developed through your studies and extra-curricular activities. It needs to b...

A personal statement is your way to convince a university that you are good enough and have enough interest in your chosen subject to be on their course. 

A good personal statement should explain what skills you have developed through your studies and extra-curricular activities. It needs to be unique for you to stand out from the crowd and show that you really are interested and enthusiastic about your subject!

Intro: explain why you are interested in the subject. How did you come to love the subject? What is it about the subject that you like?

Main: show your enthusiasm for the subject and talk about what skills you've developed which might be relevant. What particular topic in your subject do you enjoy studying at A Level and why? What skills has your A Level course taught you? How can your other subjects give you skills that might help in your chosen degree subject? Do you do any extra-curricular activities which further emphasise your interest in your subject, or give you useful skills that are relevant to it?

Conclusion: sum up your enthusiasm for the subject and express that you are looking forward to studying it. Maybe briefly mention how you look forward to a career in that area, if applicable.

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How do you form the conditional tense and when do you use it?

You use the conditional tense to: - Say what would happen (e.g. I would eat an apple but I prefer grapes) - Make a hypothesis (e.g. I would eat an apple if I had one) -  Express a wish (e.g. I would like an apple) - Make a suggestion (e.g. We could go to the shops to buy an apple) Forming ...

You use the conditional tense to:

- Say what would happen (e.g. I would eat an apple but I prefer grapes)

- Make a hypothesis (e.g. I would eat an apple if I had one)

-  Express a wish (e.g. I would like an apple)

- Make a suggestion (e.g. We could go to the shops to buy an apple)

Forming the conditional:

1. Take the stem of the future tense (infinitive minus the 'e' for 're' verbs, and just the infinitive for 'er' or 'ir' verbs)

2. Remember some verbs have an irregular future stem (e.g. aller uses 'ir', avoir uses 'aur' and être uses 'ser')

3. Add the imperfect endings: ais, ais, ait, ions, iez, aient (je/tu/il/nous/vous/ils)

Examples:

Aller --> j'irais, tu irais, il irait, nous irions, vous iriez, ils iraient 

Gagner --> je gagnerais, tu gagnerais, il gagnerait, nous gagnerions, vous gagneriez, ils gagneraient

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What is a hotspot?

A hotspot is a small area within the mantle which is of a higher temperature than the area surrounding it, and is usually associated with volcanic activity. Formation: 1. A vertical column of magma rises up the mantle (it is lighter than the surrounding rock) – this is called amagma plume 2....

A hotspot is a small area within the mantle which is of a higher temperature than the area surrounding it, and is usually associated with volcanic activity.

Formation:

1. A vertical column of magma rises up the mantle (it is lighter than the surrounding rock) – this is called a magma plume

2. The magma plume pierces through the crust and heats the plate, erupting onto the ocean floor

3. A mound of solid magma is left and countless eruptions cause it to build up above sea level, forming a volcano

4. As the plate moves over the stationary hotspot, the volcanoes are moved away, cutting off the magma source and causing them to become extinct

5. New volcanoes are formed in the part of the crust that is now above the hotspot, creating a series of volcanoes

6. This results in a volcanic island arc

7. The older volcanoes are smaller due to erosion and weathering, whereas the newer ones are bigger

Example: Hawaii is made up of an island arc

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